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1 Most images have been provided by Ken Allred, ALS, CLS and Patrick Ringwood, BCLS, CLS A History of Surveying

2 Eratosthenes 276 B.C. From Eratosthenes to GPD

3 The oldest known topographic map on a clay tablet of a northern part of Mesopotamia 3800 BC

4 Cadastral Plan - Mesopatamia BC

5 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. Zechariah 2:1

6 The Rope Stretchers

7 The Pyramids Pythagoras Flooding of the Nile Early cadastral records to 3400 BC Early Egyptian Civilization

8 Ancient Boundary Stone

9 Compass developed Chinese invention - south pointing spoon (lodestone) Used as a divining tool in the practice of feng shui Magnetized needles used as direction pointers in the 8th century AD in China Ca. 850 and 1050 common as marine navigational aids 1 st Century – 11 th Century

10 Gerard Mercator – c. 1550

11 Leonard Digges Invented the Theodolite - England 1571

12 The Sextant

13 Samuel de Champlain Peter Fidler David Thompson Captain James Cook Early Explorers

14 Samuel de Champlain 1608 Samuel de Champlain

15 Philip Turnor & Peter Fidler Lake Athabasca From the book: Canada’s Forgotten Surveyor by Peter Fidler

16 David Thompson Columbia River 1806 David Thompson

17 Peter Fidler Elk Point, Alberta From the ALS News Magazine

18 Surveyors and Statesmen Mount Rushmore: Three Surveyors and another guy!

19 Surveyor George Washington

20 From an ALSA Brochure Surveying Essential for settlement Early land information system

21 Technological Revolution 1950 –Geodimeter –Tellurometer 1970 –Desk Top Computer –Total Stations 1990 –Geographic Information Systems –Satellite Positioning Systems 2000 –High Resolution Imagery

22 Selective availability turned off in 2000 Global Positioning Systems


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